The Bristol Bagshot of 1926 had a span of 70ft. The wings were of multi-spar construction and thus provided data fo much later Bombay Bomber-Transport, which is now in quantity production for the Royal Air Force. The sole Bagshot, J7767, made its maiden flight in the hands of test pilot Cyril Uwins on July 15, 1927. Although that first flight was uneventful, later test flights revealed the aircraft to be a horror, lateral control being lost at higher airspeeds owing to wing torsional flexibility. Unsurprisingly, no orders for it were forthcoming.
The unlovely Bristol Bagshot - originally named Bludgeon by the company - was designed to Air Ministry Specification 4/24 for a twin-engined fighter and was to incorporate 37mm COW guns on trunnion mountings in stations in the nose and aft of the trailing edge. The wide-track undercarriage was fitted with aerofoil-section fairings which acted as an auxiliary wing.